Reports & Publications
Report of the Task Force on Graduate Education
Between Spring 1997 and Fall 1999, a Task Force on Graduate Education, appointed by the Provost, undertook a study of graduate education at Cal Poly. This undertaking was initiated in response to growing evidence of strong support for graduate programs among selected faculty and the sense within the academic leadership that the University was at a pivotal point in planning the future of graduate education. The report Graduate Education at Cal Poly: Challenges and Opportunities is the result of this two-year effort.
The scope of the study was broad, its intention being to provide an overview of the current status of graduate education. The Task Force did not attempt to review individual programs or provide analysis of all programs. When individual programs or their characteristics were profiled or cited, this was done to illustrate specific points of general interest or to convey some of the diversity of our programs. A primary goal of the study was to gather information from a variety of sources and synthesize it into a comprehensive, integrative picture of graduate education at Cal Poly in the 1990s. An equally important goal was to assess present strengths and weaknesses, identify areas of excellence and discover opportunities for the future, for the ultimate purpose of presenting a blueprint for graduate education in the next decade and beyond. Click here to read more...